Published by ANNE DENIAU aka ANN RAY

B like Beautiful city. New-York City. I can't be sure, but I suspect it was the 17th time.

I always need a little time, 24 or 33 hours or so. Since first I feel tiny. I look at NY city from inside. Then I go outside, a few moments, and come back inside. I look through the window again. And go outside again. And again. Inside, outside. It's a process. Until the city grasps me. Embraces me. Catches me. And then I'm ready. I'm in. And I can stay outside, inside that City. NYC. 

This time it didn't work that way. I felt tiny for a little while. I needed a little more time. A few more days. 7, exactly. Until the city finally embraced me. It happens. I was staying for 13 days.

This time NY was NY : tender and brutal, enchanting and exhausting, illuminating and fading. I don't mind. I have a srong tendency to enthusiasm. In June and July, NY has been amazingly nice with me. This time it was a bit less... a bit more... it was different. It was tough. It was sweet. It was NY reminding me about its truth, reminding me about contrast. And I loved it that way too.

17, 24, 33, 7, 13. Random figures and facts.

No matter what. I don't care. Whatever it takes. 

In my eyes, NY keeps its raw beauty, and it will, endlessly. Beautiful city. Timeless beauty. Endless attraction. 




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Woman walking, 1



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Room with a view, 1


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Hello Stranger.



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Keeping an eye on you.




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- That's your room

- I'm not surprised




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- Didn't know that snow-white had a sister.

- Fairy tales are different here.




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Woman walking, 2 (I'll be on the roof, 1)




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- Not a single cloud...

- It will be snowing the day after tomorrow...

- ?!?




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Life is a puzzle, 1




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- Don't know where I am

- Keep walking



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The Yellow attraction.




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Intimate. Anonymous. VS : Intimous. Anonymate.




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Woman thinking, 1




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Halloween, 1



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Always back to this garage. The Hopper's garage.



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I know what this sign reminds me. Same number of letters, red neon. White on red.




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- You're a new-yorker, and you've never seen "an affair to remember" ? 




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Take me high, 1




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Familiar silhouettes, 1




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Familiar silhouettes, 2.

Pure joy. Not even trying to deny it.




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Take me higher.




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The original one. Genuine.




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I'll be on the roof, 2




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Every night. (Leave the blue door open)




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Every morning.




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"I am". Already a good beginning.




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Some places.




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Hopper is back, 'see...




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Random melancholy.




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- Your chauffeur ?

- And then you gonna ask me if I fly commercial ?... 



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Blind date... ;-)



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I'll be on the roof. (Ad libidum...)




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I can see you. 




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I'll be watching you.




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Just a McQueen dress.




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Halloween, 2 (or a clockwork orange ? ...)




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Just another doll.





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Yes, white is snow.




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The day after, 1




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The day after, 2.

- They call it a "park" and it's just a garden ?

- It's a park. Anything is possible. This is NYC. 'See the heart ?

- Yes. And then ?

- It's a park.



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I love blinds.




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I'll be outside.




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Don't ask me why. Don't ask. Don't.




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One of my favorite doors in NY. Light playing.




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White flowers for a Lady.




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Halloween, 3

- And nobody told me ?

- Everybody knows.



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Room with a view, 2




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"Photography strictly forbidden". Sure. But I love challenges. Especially for Vermeer. 3 out of 33 here...

"Girl, interrupted at her music."




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Less quiet.




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I'm off.




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The white sheets. As always. 




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Some place.



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- You can take the train also.

- the what ?



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The door to nowhere.




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Life is a puzzle, 2




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Light through Hell.



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Artist : Hong Gon Byun. @ Brooklyn.




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Artist : Hong Gon Byun.



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Woman walking, 3




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Woman thinking, 2




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NYC. Full stop.



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Maybe that's why. Why I like myself better here. That unique reflection.



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Familiar silhouettes, 3




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Can't have enough of this.




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Halloween, 4





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Always easier to go west. There is always a last day. "Always" is underrated.




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Halloween, 5. Packing. The tracks.




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I'll stay inside for a while.




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Bye, Andy. Like you.




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Bye, Bunny. Love you.




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Life is a puzzle, 3




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Primary colors. Let's keep it simple.




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Loading, running, unloading.




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One of my favorite streets in NY. Like a slow motion movie. Any time.




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Forbidden place. 




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I used to live there, and there, and there. Windows on 23rd. 222 W.



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Take me high, 2.



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No words.




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The "contact-sheet" building. From the Chelsea Hotel.



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"Under construction", they said.

Under deconstruction.




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Some ghost, just around the corner.



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Looking up.



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Love this hour. Entre chien et loup. Time to go.



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- Good things must pass.

- Disagree. Bad things must pass.   



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